Description:

This is my attempt to revive a theme that I liked but never got released.

Because of the close integration between the GTK and Metacity themes you will find:

* That the titlebar font size works best between 8-10 (using sans bold as an example). Depending on your monitor 11-12 may still be acceptable.

* That you cant change the windows background color (due to the GTK and Metacity theme integration).

* That KDE, Java and wxWidgets applications dont look as intended. I am looking into fixing this if possible.

Those points aside if you are like me and 99% of your applications are GTK you should have no problems... and the result look fantastic!

If you find a GTK application that hasnt themed correctly please report it below and I will see what I can do.

And lastly if you have the time it would be great if you could vote and comment on the theme. Note that this is my first attempt at a GTK theme so please be kind :-)

This theme requires the latest Murrine Engine.

Original unreleased theme: http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Aurora+Unified+Suite+%28Preview%29?content=70138.

Metacity buttons from: http://danrabbit.deviantart.com/art/elementary-gtk-theme-83104033.

Murrine Engine DEBs:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Murrine+Engine+%28Ubuntu+Packages%29?content=99516

Murrine Engine RPMs:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=122064 - thanks gracca


Screenshots:
GTK/controls: Unified theme
Metacity/Window border: Unified theme
Icons: Elementary - http://danrabbit.deviantart.com/art/elementary-Icons-65437279
Background: Calm - http://elusive.deviantart.com/art/Calm-157643359
Panel background: Unified theme - applied manually
Dock: DockbarX (Gaia theme) - http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/DockbarX?content=101604

Last changelog:

6 years ago

v0.4
- Cleaner scrollbars
- Highlight scrollbars when in use
- Fixed ubuntu lucid volume applet background
- Fixed black backgrounds in some applications
- Created top and bottom panels - not used by default


v0.3
- Fixed the panels menubar background color when hovered


v0.2
- Fixed cropping of some titlebar letters (eg g, p, y etc)
- Fixed themeing of the screensaver unlock window
- Fixed text color in nautilus infobar
- Fixed background in brasero
- Lightened panel background
- Created Firefox, Thunderbrid and Google Chrome themes (Unified extras)

To install the FF and TB themes drag them into the Add-ons -> Themes dialog. To install the Chrome theme just drag it into the browser.

FF before vs after: http://www.zacbarton.com/screenshots/unified_ff_before_vs_after.png


v0.1
- Initial release

mtax

7 years ago

The version of those RPM's are the same in repos. But no big deal, I'll wait ^^

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zacbarton

7 years ago

mtax, gracca has created some fresh rpms that work with this theme. see the rpm link above.

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Bismut

7 years ago

I don't understand. I am on Archlinux, with latest Murrine engine and this theme doesn't work properly.

Any idea ? I'm so frustrated, this theme is awesome.

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zacbarton

7 years ago

Hmm I'm running Ubuntu and I've got Murrine 0.90.3+git 2010 02 10.

If you run "metacity --replace" in the command line then change your theme back to the "Unified" theme do you see any errors outputed. It could give you a hint as to what could be wrong?

For example doing the above but using a different theme I have installed I can see "gtkrc:473: Murrine configuration option "gradients" is no longer supported and will be ignored.".

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Bismut

7 years ago

Hi, terminal says :
/home/raph/.themes/Unified/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:110: error: unexpected identifier `arrowstyle', expected character `}'


I don't understand... I tryed with latest stable version from "community deposit" and with git-version in AUR...

But still "win98 style".

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zacbarton

7 years ago

Ok thats tell me that your version of the murrine-engine isnt new enough to run the theme.

Im not sure where the best place to find and update for Archlinux is :-(

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zacbarton

7 years ago

I see that the arch package has been updated and the theme is now working for you :-)

http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=25649

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zacbarton

7 years ago

Hopefully you'll agree that nautilus looks nice. I didnt go to town on it because the latest version is a lot cleaner than previous ones but I did do a few subtle tweaks to it.

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weakhead

7 years ago

So clean, so useful, so good... I can't wait to see more!

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drazzard

7 years ago

I agree with Aturbal. Making nautilus pretty is essential.

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Asturbal

7 years ago

but, don't forget to keep the line that separates the tree foders to the foders (in the nautilus) a single thin line with the background of the tree divisory have a diferent color (i think that it's better this way, like elementary theme).

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Izo

7 years ago

I'll be interested in the development of this.

/izo\

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6 years ago

v0.4
- Cleaner scrollbars
- Highlight scrollbars when in use
- Fixed ubuntu lucid volume applet background
- Fixed black backgrounds in some applications
- Created top and bottom panels - not used by default


v0.3
- Fixed the panels menubar background color when hovered


v0.2
- Fixed cropping of some titlebar letters (eg g, p, y etc)
- Fixed themeing of the screensaver unlock window
- Fixed text color in nautilus infobar
- Fixed background in brasero
- Lightened panel background
- Created Firefox, Thunderbrid and Google Chrome themes (Unified extras)

To install the FF and TB themes drag them into the Add-ons -> Themes dialog. To install the Chrome theme just drag it into the browser.

FF before vs after: http://www.zacbarton.com/screenshots/unified_ff_before_vs_after.png


v0.1
- Initial release

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